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YHA Queenstown Lakefront Reviews

88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand

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299 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Maybe better locks on the dorm doors? And more bowls!


15 min walk from town, usual YHA facilities, free wifi but was very bad signal. Needs a bit of a refurbishment but would stay here again


I really enjoyed my stay here and the location is great for sightseeing and relaxing!


Nice large areas. Chill out area away from busy places. Large kitchen capable of accommodating many people at once. Well thought out. Showers were a dribble... Water pressure could be better. Would not like to have a shower in winter... Bbbrrrrr Very positive visits though


Really great accommodation, clean and great kitchen facilities- lots of pans and knifes. Big fridges to store your food, also a free food area which is great if you need a little cooking oil. The only one down side (if you could call it that) there is no lockers to lock stuff away but the best hotel in QT.

  • 2nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


So lovely. The view from the kitchen/dining area is to die for. Great facilities. Very clean and tidy. Good beds. Nice white fluffy towels provided. 10 minute scenic walk to town along the beautiful lake. Also has an oven which was nice. Very quiet at night which made for good sleeping.


The atmosphere at the kitchen was great. But the facilities there were old. My bunk sunk in the middle, and I'd a hard time finding a socket to charge my phone. The staff had been helpful and so were their cleaners. I lost my down jacket there but their cleaner managed to find it and bring it to the front desk. Thanks!

  • 26th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Room 14 bunk very squeaky. Fan in room 7 noisy but overall ok.

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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